Another good breakfast at Ryokan Murayama: And then we went up the street 300m to the Hida Folk Museum. It’s an open-air museum with buildings from the district that were brought here and reconstructed. It’s quite interesting to see how the ‘normal’ folk lived a couple of hundred years ago. There was a little lake […]Read more "Japan Food Tour – Takayama to Kyoto"
Got up to a beautiful morning, aching all over from sleeping on a futon on tatami mats. Boy did I feel old! It was cool but lovely out, and there was time to photograph some flowers and admire the view before coming in to breakfast. I had the Japanese breakfast and Ela the Western: We […]Read more "Japan Food Tour – Takayama"
After much excitement last night – an earthquake of 5.6 on the Richter Scale: …We had an early start this morning – we met at 7am to get the train to Tsukiji Fish Market. I had thought it was packed on the train the other night, but that was nothing compared to 7.15 this morning! […]Read more "Japan Food tour – Tokyo Fish Market to Takayama"
After breakfast at the hotel, we met up with the tour and went to Asakusa (again!). We first had some coffee at Jonathan’s – one of the couples of the tour shouted us, since they really wanted a coffee. Not bad coffee either, and you can drink as much coffee as you want for 470 […]Read more "Japan Food tour – Tokyo Day 2"
Today was our first full day with our tour group. It was a looong day! Our guide had switched things around because of a festival going on in Asakusa so we ended up doing a lot of stuff today that we normally wouldn’t have, and still missed out on some things. Nevertheless, after breakfast in […]Read more "Japan Food tour – Tokyo Day 1"
Another fine day for us. The temple gong woke me at 6, so I finished up the blog entry from yesterday. Then, we packed ourselves up and walked to the tour hotel – only it was the wrong one, so we had to catch the subway to the right one. Oops. (Though we found out […]Read more "Ueno"
Woke to another beautiful clear day in Nikko. We had another fantastic breakfast at our accommodation and packed our gear up to leave with our host while we do the last of our sightseeing in Nikko today. Our host led us out of the yard and down to the street at the back of the […]Read more "Nikko – Day 3 and more Asakusa by night"
Beautiful weather for Lake Chuzenji and Kedon Falls. A more restful day today.Read more "Nikko – Day 2"
A long, wet day of temples and shrines and other unique Japanese experiences.Read more "Nikko – Day 1"
It feels like we’ve been travelling for 3 days, but it’s only been about 24 hours since we left Brisbane! The flight from Brisbane to Singapore arrived early and we had about 4 hours to kill at the airport. It’s a great airport so we had plenty to do (and eat) to fill in the […]Read more "Asakusa by night"